Certication Paths
Cisco provides 6 certifications paths specializing in different areas. There is overlap with the paths, you are welcomed and even encouraged to take multiple paths.
 Enterprise Routing & Switching
 Network Security
 Service Provider
 Storage Networking
 Data Center
 Career Level Certifications
 Associate Level Certifications
Entry level certifications designed to introduce people to networking and Routing with cisco.
- CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate
- CCNA Security - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Specializing in Network Security)
- CCNA Voice - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Specializing in VOIP)
- CCNA Wireless - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Specializing in Wireless)
- CCDA - Cisco Certified Design Associate
 Professional Level Certifications
Professional level certification provide a good knowlage of the subject to pass. They require that you must first pass the associate level certification(s) first before taking the tests.
All these certs are multiple tests.
- CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional
- CCDP - Cisco Certified Design Professional
- CCIP - Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional
- CCNP Voice CCVP - Cisco Certified Voice Professional
- CCSP - Cisco Certified Security Professional
- CCNP Security - Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (Replacing CCSP)
- CCNP Wireless - Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless
 Expert Level Certifications
Expert level certifications are the highest obtainable from Cisco and one of the most respected in the industry
- CCIE Routing & Switching
- CCIE Voice
- CCIE Security
- CCIE Storage
- CCIE Service Provider
- CCIE Wireless
- CCDE (While this is not a "CCIE" certification by name, it is the equivalent of CCIE level knowledge in Design)
 Specialist Certifications
There are lists of specialist certifications that cover everything from wireless to selling cisco gear to optical. We continually change this list as new certs are added and old ones are removed. Please see  for a list.